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Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas - TriathlonFull Ironman

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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 232/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1940/
Pre-race routine:

try and calm my nerves. Talk to other contestants.
Event warmup:

Walk to the swim start. It was .8 miles to the swim start from the transition. from where you have to park it is easily 1.2 miles. So that was my warm up.
  • 1h 41m 36s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

Great course. Really liked it. There was alot of contact but that is to be expected in a mass start of this size. If you are considering doing an Ironman make sure you are comfortable in the water and do not get frazzled when you have lots of contact.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. My logs are correct, I did not train as much as i should but just enough to get a finish.
Transition 1
  • 04m 15s

Sucked not being able to leave shoes on the bike. Not sure why they dont allow this, but it was no big deal.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This is the only thing i do well!
  • 7h 29m 30s
  • 112 miles
  • 14.95 mile/hr

Around mile 50 i realized i was not sweating. So i starting chugging water and preform. Between mile 80-95 i ran out of water, this sucked! I was forced to stop at the 95 mile mark, and get re hydrated, and refuel. lost 10 min or so probably more like 20.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 2
  • 06m 33s

i did not have to rerack my bike. The volunteers took it as soon as i crossed the mat. it was great! I sat down put socks on and out the door. it is amazing how fast you lose time. I would have though i was in T2 for 2 or 3 min max. time flies when your not moving!
  • 7h 02m 25s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 16m 07s  min/mile

I am a slow runner! even slower when i swim and bike prior!
What would you do differently?:

train more
Post race
Warm down:

IV to replenish fluids

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Thanks to all the volunteers, and all the BTers who helped me along this journey! I am an IRONMAN!

Last updated: 2011-08-16 12:00 AM
01:41:36 | 4224 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 233/
Overall: 1852/
Performance: Average
Suit: DeSoto Tri Suit
Course: Nice course. the channel at the end is awesome! you can see and hear spectators cheering you on. really gives you an extra kick!
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:15
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
07:29:30 | 112 miles | 14.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 239/
Overall: 1927/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Wonderful course. Shaded for a large portion. lots of false flats made it a little difficult but overall it was a great course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
07:02:25 | 26.2 miles | 16m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 232/
Overall: 1940/
Performance: Good
Course: 3 loops. Along the canal and through the neighborhood. the neighborhood is a multi-million dolls neighborhood so the houses were awesome. the canal portion was lined with people! sometimes you could only pass through single file as all the fans were yelling and crowding around. it was very cool made me feel like a pro.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-05-21 9:55 AM

Subject: Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

2012-05-21 2:40 PM
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Spokane, WA
Subject: RE: Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

Congratulations, you are an Ironman!

2012-05-24 1:10 PM
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Muskego, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas
Congrats on a job well done Ironman.
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